February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 is the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1488Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
- 1509The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
- 1957Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
- 1966The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
- 1984Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
- 1998Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1903Joe Stripp, American baseball player d. 1989
- 1909André Cayatte, French filmmaker (d. 1989)
- 1918Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
- 1956Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
- 1958N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
- 1966Kostas Patavoukas, Greek basketball player
- 1980Kim E-Z, former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.X.
- 1985Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
- 1986Lucas Duda, American baseball player
- 1989Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
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